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Christmas in January

Because of one incident after another, Kap’s Wednesday group’s christmas party got delayed & delayed until it was almost the end of January.

One Wednesday, we finally were able to gather at the lovely home of Jackie & Eileen to celebrate a delayed 2013 (or early 2014) christmas! ;)) The wonderful couple has been hosting the Wednesday group’s parties at their home since time immemorial. Click HERE for our second-to-the-last Christmas gathering at their house. My bad, I enjoyed too much the last year that I wasn’t able to document our 2013 party! :P

I love Eileen’s peek-a-boo pantry!! <3
Para namang nagluluto ako diba?

Here’s the sexy Maricar at work in the kitchen.

There’s Eileen cooking the pasta..
And then there’s me.. SIPPING WINE & watching them both hahaha!

Oist, in fairness, I carried naman the bandejados to the buffet table after they cooked! :P
Therefore, may silbi ako ng konti. Ang bigat kaya niyan!

and I brought Pata Tim.. which of course I didn’t cook myself.
But it’s the thought that counts! <3

Maricar’s famous & yummy CALLOS which was wiped out.
Ergo I couldn’t bring any leftovers home huhuhu.

Maricar’s papa, also cooking. They are the cooking mama & cooking papa! ;))

Korean bulgogi. This is not the finished product sorry.
I was busy eating na at the time.

Eileen’s super sarap Tuna Pesto with Olives & Capers. I kid you not.
Super sarap that I asked her for the recipe. And here it is! Thank you so much Eileen for sharing your recipe with us!! <3

EILEEN’s TUNA PESTO RECIPE

Tuna Pesto Pasta with Black Olives and Capers
Ingredients:
– Olive Oil
– 500 g of Pasta
– Canned tuna flakes (I use Century Tuna – 2 cans regular and 1 can hot & spicy)
– Black Olives
– Capers
– Salt and Pepper to taste

For Pesto:
Ingredients:
– 3 cups fresh basil leaves
– 1 to 1 1/2 cups pine nuts
– 4 cloves garlic, peeled
– 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– 1 cup olive oil
– Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
In a food processor, blend together the basil leaves, nuts, garlic, and cheese. Pour in olive oil slowly while still mixing. Stir in salt and pepper.
(When you’re in a hurry and don’t want to make your own pesto, just buy the ready made ones -bottled or those that come in pouches. Clara Ole’s Cheesy Pesto is highly recommended). 

1. Cook pasta, as instructed.
2. Saute garlic in olive oil. Add the tuna, black olives and capers.
3. Add the pesto sauce and stir.
4. Add the pasta noodles.
5. Season with salt and pepper.

Ilocos longganiza. Super sarap also with pinakurat na vinegar! <3

Beef Belly from Contis. 3k/pan.
Halata that night whose wives knew how to cook & whose wives were for decoration only (and other nightly ritual things). ;))
For those who knew how to cook, the food came in cookwares & crockpots.
Those who didn’t cook brought food in tin pans..

and in the form of dessert! :P

Ze boys who took soooooo long taking a shower pa after their game & made us eat dinner at 10PM! @_@

Praying that the wives will forgive them & let them in the bedrooms! :P
Kidding. Thanksgiving for the healing & safety of friends who had a not-so-good 2013, but a healthy, wealthy, and hopeful 2014.

Non-stop chika in & out of the court.

Ze wives. The other half were already in dreamlandia!

My plate. Nahiya pa ako niyan ha.

I’m coming to love this Wednesday group. <3 And I’m so happy to be closer to Eileen & Maricar. Hoping for more bonding wednesdays this 2014 via eating & tripping. ;)

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